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Fitness, families spin together Feb. 8

January
8
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2016
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B.C. Family Day weekend in February marks the return of the Kamloops Family Festival in tandem with the Indoor GranFondo, an epic indoor cycling event supporting the MS Society. The fourth annual combined event takes place Monday, Feb. 8 at the...

Olivia, Ethan top names in B.C., stats show

December
31
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2015
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For the third consecutive year, Olivia is the top name for girls born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency. Ethan was the top name for boys in 2014, edging out last year’s number one name, Liam. Ethan has been in the number one...

Saving lives, as many as eight at a time

December
23
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2015
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Tony Maidment knows better than anyone that life is short and precious moments are fleeting.  The 47-year-old Kamloops father of two needs a liver transplant – he’s already been on the organ transplant wait list for four years...

Choose your sport on Nov. 21

November
10
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2015
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RBC Sports Day in Canada, a day to celebrate the power and benefits of sport, takes place Saturday, Nov. 21, with a variety of events at the Tournament Capital Centre Fieldhouse. Presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, RBC Sports Day in...

A naked neck and 'winning personality'

September
13
,
2015
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By MICHELE YOUNG Special to NewsKamloops   Temperatures had plummeted below normal for several days in a row in the winter of 2013. Tracy Reynolds crossed the yard of her Campbell Range acreage to check on her flock of chickens....

Learn financial literacy at the library

September
13
,
2015
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The TNRD library system hosts two free financial literacy workshops this month.  On Monday, Sept. 21, bring a bagged lunch to the downtown library from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about Raising Financially Fit Kids. On Tuesday, Sep. 22,...

Tranquille's corn maze 'jungle' opens

September
4
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2015
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The fourth annual Tranquille Farm Fresh Corn Maze is back as of Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m.  This year the 5.5-acre maze features the wild animals, birds, reptiles, and insects of Tranquille. Its kilometers of trails have been designed to...

EVANS — Motherhood changes your life

August
11
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2015
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AS I SIT here and write this I’m enjoying an uninterrupted bowl of cereal, a giant cup of coffee, and a wonderful silence throughout the house. The baby woke up at 6:30 to nurse and is back asleep in her crib, and my toddler is having a rare...

EVANS — Second time around no cakewalk

June
27
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2015
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Not too long ago my husband very lovingly said to me, “Women really must have the worst memories ever.” Normally I’d argue with him and try and defend myself, but he’s kind of right. Allow me to elaborate on why I so easily raised the white flag of defeat. ...